The Electronic Information Department was created in 2003 within the Center of Business Cooperation. The basic purposes of the department are to provide users with electronic sources of information, to market the library’s offerings in information production and services, and to administer CLS’s local computer network and software assets.
The department gives city dwellers access to electronic information on educational, legal, commercial, entrepreneurial, public, leisure subject. Readers can use the following information resources:
The department operates an Internet Center, which includes a virtual reference service and adaptive facilities for the handicapped.
The Internet-center is open with the assistance and financial support of the USA Embassy in Ukraine under the project “Internet for Readers of Public Libraries “ (LEAP). The Internet-center’s focus is to provide Mykolayiv’s citizens with easy access to information with the long term goal of enabling social mobility and smooth transition to a civil society.
The Center includes facilities adapted for handicapped users. This capability was
Since 2005 there is a “Virtual-reference service" in the structure of the department, the purpose of which is the reference-informational service of remote users.
The library is connected to the Internet by a dedicated fiber-optic channel with a speed (4096/4096 Kbit/s). Within the building, the library operates a Wi-Fi network that allows visitors to have easy access to the internet for information searches, e-mail, and even interactive conferences and forums.
Access to web-resources in the Internet-center is free-of-charge.